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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Statutes for Counts of Convictions for Defendants Sentenced Under the Sentencing Reform Act, 2011

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
Publication Date
2014-06-16
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
administration; court cases; criminal law; defendants; federal courts; judicial decisions; legal systems; sentencing guidelines; trial courts
Description
  • Abstract

    These data contain records of statutes for each count of conviction for criminal defendants who were sentenced pursuant to provisions of the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA) of 1984 and reported to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) during fiscal year 2011. The data are one of two supplementary files that should be used in conjunction with the primary analysis file, which contains records for all defendants sentenced under the guidelines. These data can be linked to the primary analysis file using the unique identifier variable USSCIDN. The number of records for a defendant in the current data corresponds to the total number of counts of conviction for that defendant, and that total is recorded in the NOCOUNT variable. As an example, if a defendant has five counts of conviction (NOCOUNT=5), he or she will have five records in the current data. As it is possible for defendants to have multiple statutes applying to a single count of conviction, up to three statutes (STA1-STA3) are recorded for each count of conviction. The data were obtained from the United States Sentencing Commission's Office of Policy Analysis' (OPA) Standardized Research Data File. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-10-01 / 2011-09-30
    Time period: 2010-10-01--2011-09-30
  • 2010-10-01 / 2011-09-30
    Collection date: 2010-10-01--2011-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Defendants sentenced pursuant to provisions of the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA) of 1984 and reported to the United States Sentencing Commission during fiscal year 2011.
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35053 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35053.v1
Publications
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 248469, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2015.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs11st.pdf (URL)
  • United States Sentencing Commission. 2011 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission. .
    • ID: http://www.ussc.gov/research-and-publications/annual-reports-sourcebooks/2011/sourcebook-2011 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2014): Federal Justice Statistics Program: Statutes for Counts of Convictions for Defendants Sentenced Under the Sentencing Reform Act, 2011. Archival Version. Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35053